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After the Fall

              After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.   Read More »

Funny Bones

              Funny Bones : Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh Presents the life of the Mexican artist, who became famous for his drawings of skeletons in multiple everyday poses which have become identified with the Mexican Day of the Dead.     Read More »

My Journey To The Stars

              My Journey to the Stars by Astronaut Scott Kelly with Emily Easton ; illustrated by André Ceolin This fascinating picture book memoir about NASA astronaut Scott Kelly takes readers on a journey through his childhood as an average student to his record-breaking year among the stars. — Provided by publisher.   Read More »

Who Killed Darius Drake?

              Who Killed Darius Drake? by Rodman Philbrick Arthur Bash is the school thug-for-hire (paid in candy bars), mostly because he just looks the part, so when orphan Darius Drake offers him three candy bars to accompany him to the run-down Stompanado Housing Complex, and just look menacing, he agrees–and soon finds himself deep ... Read More »

Elizabeth and Zenobia

              Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller; illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova When timid Elizabeth’s father takes her and her fearless friend, Zenobia, to his family home, Zenobia becomes obsessed with finding a ghost there, and then Elizabeth learns she had an aunt who disappeared from the house years ago.   Read More »

Under-The-Bed Fred

              Under-The-Bed Fred by Linda Bailey ; illustrated by Colin Jack Leo knows that there is a monster under his bed, and when he finally works up the courage to speak to him, he is surprised to find out that he is more of a friend than a foe.     Read More »

Age-Appropriate Books for Advanced Readers

When a child reads at a level typical of much older children, it can be difficult to find books that matches her comprehension skills without surpassing her developmental stage. The Children’s Book Council has created a list of 75 titles that bridge that gap. This Reading Beyond list is organized by the reader’s actual age and their target reading level. There’s ... Read More »